Man Utd star Marcus Rashford helps at foodbank as star earns social media praise

Manchester United superstar Marcus Rashford has once again shown his class as he fights against child food poverty in the UK.

The England international has garnered huge support around the country after the Government snubbed his plea to feed hungry children during the school holidays earlier this week.

Rashford himself relied on free school meals as a kid, as his mother worked 14-hour days to ensure he and his four siblings didn't go hungry when they were younger.

The United forward was this week flanked by his mum Melanie as the pair helped at FareShare foodbank in Greater Manchester, before the footballer took to social media to continue his campaign.

"When we stumble, there will always be a community to pick us up. For many that’s a foodbank," Rashford said.

"The real superstars in this country can be found in the heart of most cities, towns and villages, working tirelessly to support our most vulnerable across the UK.

"As FareShare and other food-related charities approach one of the toughest winters on record, with demand higher than ever before, it is important that I lend my support wherever it is needed.

"A lot of these volunteers have themselves suffered unemployment as a result of the pandemic, yet they still strive to help others less fortunate.

"That to me is the greatest example of what we can do, and the difference we can make, when we just work together."

Rashford continued his fight on social media this morning, sharing locations around the country where families can travel to in order to receive help at meal times.

Blown away by news of local businesses stepping up to fill the voucher scheme deficit during the October half term. Selflessness, kindness, togetherness, this is the England I know" Rashford tweeted.

"Add #ENDCHILDFOODPOVERTY to your tweets so I can track them. I will share as many as I can."

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Rashford's relentless campaign has brought mass support on social media.

Earlier this year, the 22-year-old successfully campaigned for free schools meals over the summer.

But a Labour motion to extend the scheme through to Easter was defeated 322-261 earlier this week, with only a handful of Conservative MPs abstaining or voting with the opposition.

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